Best of Granada

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Granada
Granada was once the last bastion of Al-Andalus (the historic Muslim name for the Iberian Peninsula) when the region was ruled by the Moors, and you can experience this vibrant influence on the city from the top down, starting with Granada's most famous landmark, the Alhambra. This imposing Muslim fortress was built atop a hill overlooking Granada and dates to the 9th century. It was rebuilt in the 14th century by the Nasrid Dynasty and served as a Moorish palace until 1492 when it became the Royal Court of Ferdinand and Isabella after the Christian reconquest. 

Granada is also renowned for its delightful culinary scene, seasoned with sultry spicy flavors from its Moorish roots, and an equally Arabic-influenced street life. All this combines to make an abundance of exciting, animated restaurants and bars. For every glass of wine, soft drink, or beer you order, you receive a free portion of tapas, so ready yourself for a fantastic culinary adventure too. The show is all set to the tempo of flamenco, the spirited, colorful dance and music that developed in Andalusia and is an vital element of Granada culture to this day.
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Granada or Seville: Which Is Best For You?
Map of Granada or Seville: Which Is Best For You?
Granada or Seville: Which Is Best For You?

Granada, nestled at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, is a captivating fusion of Moorish history and modern Spanish culture, with the iconic Alhambra Palace as its crown jewel. On the other hand, Seville, the heart of Andalusia, radiates with lively flamenco rhythms, the Seville Cathedral, and the charm of its old quarters like Santa Cruz. If you're deciding between these two southern Spanish gems, this comparison provides insights into both cities with the help of local kimkim specialists.

The entrancing Moorish architecture of Andalusia
Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon in Spain

With one of the longest and most popular coastlines in Europe and a siesta every afternoon, Spain practically insists on its visitors relaxing. Add in one of Europe's most sensual dances, flamenco, an abundance of that ultimate sharing food, tapas and some devastatingly beautiful architecture, gardens and produce-rich countryside, and it becomes clear why this is among Europe's foremost honeymoon destinations, too. Here are the top places to visit on a honeymoon in Spain, and the top things to do in each.

Hotels with Alhambra views in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 7 Best Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

A trip to Granada allows you to explore the city's most famous site, the Alhambra Palace. Opt for accommodation overlooking the Alhambra to truly appreciate this architectural and historical gem. Our picks offer vistas of the palace from common areas like lounges and rooftop terraces or even from your own room.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula )
The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Granada

Whether you want to stay right on the city's main boulevard, in the historic Albaicín neighborhood, or literally in the Alhambra, you'll find boutique options catering to a range of budgets. On top of location, the best boutique hotels in Granada offer amenities like outdoor courtyards, on-site eateries, and Alhambra views.

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Best Things to Do in Granada

As the final bastion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andulas) ruled by the Moors, Granada offers a unique mix of architecture paying homage to its many historical influences. The most famous site, of course, is the Alhambra, an imposing Muslim fortress from the 9th century used by the Nasrid Dynasty and as Spain's Royal Court. Besides stunning architecture, Granada also features a vibrant gastronomic scene, the country's beloved flamenco dance, and mountainous countryside.

Family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alhambra Palace)
The 7 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

As a city filled with history, Granada is an excellent destination for a family trip. Adults and kids alike love exploring the streets of the Albaicín, walking the grounds of the Alhambra, and discovering the city's unique history. On top of excellent locations, the best family-friendly hotels in Granada offer perks that kids love, such as extravagant breakfast buffets, spacious rooms, on-site restaurants, and rooftop terraces.

Luxury boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alhambra Palace)
The 4 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Granada

In a city as historic as Granada, you can easily elevate your experience with luxury accommodation. But you can still keep your stay personal and intimate by booking one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Granada, all set in ideal locations and with perks like on-site gourmet restaurants and rooftop terraces with views.

Standard hotels with Alhambra views in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 4 Best Standard Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

In Granada, the city's most famous site is the Alhambra Palace. If you're traveling on a budget and want to fully enjoy this architectural and historical gem, consider our list of the best standard hotels with Alhambra views in Granada. These budget-friendly properties offer views right from your room or cozy rooftop terraces.

Best hotels in Albaicín (photo courtesy of Hotel Casa Morisca)
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The 5 Best Hotels in the Albaicín in Granada

One of the most historic areas of Granada is the city's Albaicín neighborhood, the old Moorish quarter with origins in the 11th century. Perks of staying in this area include charming and twisting cobbled streets, endless history, and incredible viewpoints. The best Albaicín hotels in Granada offer historical quarters, views of the Alhambra, and the advantage of being in the middle of the action.

Standard boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa Morisca)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Granada

Boutique hotels offer a quieter, more personalized experience that allows you to understand the city's history a bit better. The best standard boutique hotels in Granada have unique characteristics like charming historical elements, views of the Alhambra, and central locations in the Albaicín neighborhood and city center.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa 1800 Granada)
The 5 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Granada

Some of the best mid-range boutique hotels in Granada repurpose buildings like 16th-century Arabic houses, 19th-century palaces, and those with facades covered in Neo-Pompeian. The city's history runs deep, and you can enjoy it starting with your accommodation.

Mid-range family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of La Bella Granada)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

Spain is an excellent destination for families who love to explore historical monuments, and Granada has one of the most famous sites: the majestic Alhambra Palace. But the city's unique history goes beyond its Nasrid palace, including the streets of the Albaicín neighborhood. You'll find plenty of the best mid-range family-friendly hotels within walking distance of all these famous sites.

Luxury boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula)
The 3 Best Luxury Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

Granada, with its compact Old Town, is a walkable and interesting city—a perfect place for a family trip. Enjoy wandering the historic streets of the Albaicín, learning about the city's unique past, and touring the grounds of the Alhambra, then relax in one of our picks for the best luxury family-friendly hotels in Granada.

Standard family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 3 Best Standard Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

If you're planning a family trip to Spain and have your sights set on Granada, know that you can find some of the best standard family-friendly hotels within walking distance of all the historical sites. Some of our top picks sit perfectly between Alhambra and the city center, making it easier for kids to explore the city.

Mid-range hotels with Alhambra views (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa 1800 Granada)
The 3 Best Mid-Range Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

Many travelers set their sites on Granada for the city's famed Alhambra Palace, an architectural and historical haven worth exploring. To fully enjoy this masterpiece, you might want to pick from our list of the best mid-range hotels in Granada with Alhambra views, a category that offers this perk along with plenty of comforts.

Granada Itineraries

The historic belltower of Aracena in Spain's Andalusia region
Map of Off-The-Beaten-Path Portugal & Southern Spain - 14 Days
Off-The-Beaten-Path Portugal & Southern Spain - 14 Days

Delve deeper into Portugal and southern Spain as you visit iconic cities and explore lesser-known towns and villages over two epic weeks. Tick off Porto and Lisbon, stopping at the Templar city of Tomar and a charming village en route. Journey deep into the Alentejo countryside where ancient Évora and fortified Monsaraz await, then continue to Spain, where you'll stop at small Andalusian towns on the way to Seville and Granada.

The arty wooden structure, Metropol Parasol, in Seville's Old Quarter
Map of Explore Portugal & Southern Spain - 10 Days
Explore Portugal & Southern Spain - 10 Days

On this 10-day adventure, you'll soak up the best of Portugal's two biggest cities and explore the beautiful countryside in Andalusia and the heritage highlights of Southern Spain. Start in Porto with a foodie experience, and venture south to colorful Lisbon via Coimbra, Portugal's medieval capital. Then journey from Lisbon to Seville and Granada, two Spanish cities renowned for Gothic architecture and Moorish connections.

Take the family to Madrid and check out Retiro Park
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Family Trip to Spain: Madrid & Granada - 7 Days

The royal city of Madrid and historical adventures in Granada create the perfect combination for a family trip to Spain. Kids love viewing Madrid from its cable car, strolling its ancient streets, and eating all the goodies, like tapas and churros with chocolate. In Granada, the historic Alhambra steals the show, and you'll make many everlasting memories while exploring the Andalusian countryside.

Drive through Andalusia and stop to check out the prehistoric rocky landscape of Torcal de Antequera
Map of Self-Drive Through Andalusia - 6 Days
Self-Drive Through Andalusia - 6 Days

Andalusia, with its historic villages and cities, beautiful countryside, and iconic monuments, is the perfect setting for a road trip. This itinerary takes you through the vibrant city streets of Seville for cultural experiences like flamenco, Cádiz for wine tasting, and Ronda to see the region's famed Pueblos Blancos (White Villages). You'll end in Granada with a private visit to one of the country's most important monuments, the Alhambra Palace.

Explore Granada's impressive Alhambra on a guided tour
Map of Iberian Adventure: Spain, Portugal & the Azores - 21 Days
Iberian Adventure: Spain, Portugal & the Azores - 21 Days

Experience the wonders of Iberia on this 21-day adventure in Spain and Portugal. Lap up culture on walking tours in Madrid and Granada, then tackle the steep streets of Porto and Lisbon by e-bike and e-tuk-tuk. You'll hike among beauty spots like Cascais Natural Park and the Caminito del Rey, then finish by exploring the volcanic landscapes of the Azores, where crater lakes, thermal pools, and whale watching tours await.

Bridge spanning the gorge in Ronda, Spain
Map of Seville, Granada, & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas
Seville, Granada, & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Spain typically plan a trip for 12 to 14 days when combining Seville, Granada, and Ronda, including a few days in Barcelona and Madrid. If you're not interested in Barcelona and Madrid, 8 days is enough for your Seville, Granada, and Ronda trip. Check out our favorite Seville, Granada, and Ronda trips below.

Play on the beaches of the Algarve in Portugal
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Family Vacation to Spain & Portugal - 14 Days

This two-week family vacation combines Portugal's beaches, palaces, and flavors with Spain's flamenco, royalty, and parks. Start your trip in Portugal with highlights kids and adults love, including playing on the beach, sailing in the ocean, and spotting dolphins. Then, make your way to Spain, where unique cultural experiences await, including sites like Granada's Alhambra, Madrid's Plaza Mayor, and Seville's Royal Alcázar.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 7 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 7 days

In a single week, you can enjoy the road trip of a lifetime. The destination is Spain, and beginning in Madrid, you'll drive south to Seville, the capital of the culturally rich Andalusia region. You'll tour many Moorish landmarks and even take a trip to Granada to see the mother of them all, the 9th-century Alhambra Palace.

Take the kids to Plaza de España, a historical landmark in Seville
Map of Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Granada, Málaga & Seville - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Granada, Málaga & Seville - 7 Days

Take your family on a trip through memorable southern Spain, where you'll explore three incredible cities: Granada, Málaga, and Seville. Highlights of this itinerary include touring the Alhambra with a kid-friendly focus, exploring Málaga with an exciting treasure hunt, enjoying a day playing at the beach, and rowing boats at Plaza de España in Seville.

Church of San Salvador in the historic Moorish or Arab Quarter (Albaicín) in Granada
Map of Seville, Granada & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas
Seville, Granada & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 11 days is the most popular trip length for Spain travelers interested in visiting Seville, Granada, and Málaga, especially when also including Madrid. If you're only headed to Seville, Granada, and Málaga, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in six to eight days. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as five days. Check out our favorite Seville, Granada, and Málaga trips below.

Aerial view of Ronda, Spain, above El Tajo Gorge
Map of Self-Drive Andalusia: Seville, Cádiz, Ronda & Granada - 7 Days
Self-Drive Andalusia: Seville, Cádiz, Ronda & Granada - 7 Days

Spend a week driving through Andalusia on this seven-day itinerary, starting in Seville. Explore the city's monuments, tapas, and flamenco, then head south to Cádiz, one of the world's oldest cities. Your next stop is the whitewashed Ronda set atop a dramatic gorge, and you'll end your trip in Granada in the Albacín district and at the Alhambra.

Explore the lesser-frequented scenic Las Alpujarras region
Map of Seville & Hidden Corners of Andalusia Road Trip - 10 Days
Seville & Hidden Corners of Andalusia Road Trip - 10 Days

This 10-day journey through Andalusia pairs cultural hotspots with quiet corners in the countryside. You'll visit vibrant cities like Seville, Granada, and Málaga, but save time for unique experiences in the region's white villages, national parks, and charming Las Alpujarras. Along the way, you'll experience the region's authentic culture and a few areas not typically seen by visitors.

Enjoy the Andalusian coast with the kids in tow
Map of Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 10 Days
Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 10 Days

Enjoy 10 unforgettable days exploring Spain with your family, starting in the royal city of Madrid and ending in the culturally rich Andalusia in southern Spain. Kids love trying all the different Spanish snacks and tapas (churros con chocolate and croquettes seem to be a favorite), spending all day at the beach, cruising the coast in a catamaran, and discovering exciting cities like Toledo, Seville, and Granada.

Seville's cathedral bell tower seen from the garden courtyard
Map of Spain Andalusia Loop: Seville, Málaga & Granada - 7 Days
Spain Andalusia Loop: Seville, Málaga & Granada - 7 Days

This weeklong itinerary explores the best of Spain's southern Andalusia region, starting in the vibrant capital of Seville with a tapas crawl and guided tour. You'll then board a train southeast to Málaga to soak up the sunshine on the Costa del Sol and kayak and snorkel along the Costa Tropical. Continue to Granada, where the imposing Alhambra awaits, and hike through quiet mountain villages, ending your trip with a relaxing hammam experience before departure.

Plaza de España in Seville, Spain
Map of Spain & Portugal Adventure: Lisbon, Algarve, Seville, Granada & Madrid - 14 Days
Spain & Portugal Adventure: Lisbon, Algarve, Seville, Granada & Madrid - 14 Days

Soak up the sun as you explore the highlights of Portugal and Spain on this two-week adventure. Start in Lisbon, where you'll discover the city's historical attractions, markets, and fairs. Go hiking in Sintra and the Algarve, enjoy a catamaran cruise, and see the Ria Formosa Lagoon by bike. Then head to Spain for more city tours and cycling as you explore Seville, Carmona, and Granada. Finally, savor some tapas in Madrid, go ziplining in Toledo, and see Segovia by hot-air balloon.

Discover biodynamic wine at a vineyard in Ronda, Spain
Map of Southern Spain for Foodies - 7 Days
Southern Spain for Foodies - 7 Days

Enjoy a tantalizing culinary journey through the landscapes of southern Spain, where each bite tells a story of rich traditions and flavors. From Seville's charming streets to Granada's historical wonders, this foodie trip includes tapas tastings, cooking classes, visits to vineyards, and discovering the secret behind Iberian jamón. You'll also enjoy cultural experiences like visiting iconic monuments, watching a flamenco show, and exploring the Cave of Aracena.

 El Retiro Park, Madrid, Spain
Map of Seville, Madrid & Granada: Best Itinerary Ideas
Seville, Madrid & Granada: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting Seville, Madrid, and Granada spend about 10 to 12 days in Spain, which usually includes some time in Barcelona as well. For travelers wanting to visit Seville, Madrid, and Granada exclusively, plan a week to nine days for a well-paced trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in six days for travelers with limited time. For the best itineraries, including Seville, Madrid, and Granada, keep reading below.

The Alhambra Moorish palace overlooks the Andalusian city of Granada
Map of Luxury Cultural Journey Through Southern Spain - 7 Days
Luxury Cultural Journey Through Southern Spain - 7 Days

Spend a week discovering the history, culture, and world-famous food and wine of Spain's Andalusia region with an itinerary full of customized private excursions and elegant 5-star hotels. Tour Granada's iconic Alhambra palace, then venture into the mountains for 4WD excursions, visits to cliffside towns, and a stop on the Costa del Sol for well-deserved beach time. Cap the adventure in luxurious style with city tours of Seville, the historic capital of Andalusia.

A view over Granada from the magnificent Alhambra
Map of Luxury Cultural Journey Through Southern Spain - 10 Days
Luxury Cultural Journey Through Southern Spain - 10 Days

You only need 10 days to experience the highlights of Spain's southern Andalusia region. This luxury journey starts strong with your arrival in historic Granada and a tour of the Alhambra, a Moorish/Christian palace and icon of the country. Other outings include flamenco shows, beach days, and Michelin-starred dining, culminating in cultural tours of Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.

The Alhambra and Generalife, Granada
Map of Highlights of Madrid & Andalusía - 8 Days
Highlights of Madrid & Andalusía - 8 Days

Explore the highlights of Spain by visiting the cities of Madrid, Córdoba, and Granada on this eight-day trip. You'll enjoy private tours of the historic old towns, as well as a day trip to Toledo to learn about its historic steel production and marzipan. End the trip in Spain's southern region Andalusía with tours of the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Córdoba, and the famous White Villages in the countryside.

Take a private tour of the Alhambra's palaces and gardens
Map of Luxury Iberian Peninsula Adventure: Spain & Portugal - 14 Days
Luxury Iberian Peninsula Adventure: Spain & Portugal - 14 Days

Explore the wonders of the Iberian Peninsula on this 14-day luxury trip through Spain and Portugal. Take private tours to uncover the history, cuisine, and architecture of world-famous cities like Madrid, Granada, Seville, Lisbon, and Porto. Highlights include one-on-one cooking classes, trips to UNESCO-listed sites like Sintra and El Escorial, and wine tasting in the lush Douro Valley. Along the way, you'll stay in restored palaces and lavish spa hotels.

Take a luxury cruise down Seville's Guadalquivir River
Map of Highlights of Spain Family Tour: Madrid, Seville & Granada - 8 Days
Highlights of Spain Family Tour: Madrid, Seville & Granada - 8 Days

Kids of all ages will find plenty of fun on this eight-day family tour through southern Spain. Start in historic Madrid, where you'll stroll cobblestone streets and plazas, learn to make paella in a family cooking class, and see where royalty lived at the Royal Palace. Then, it's off to Seville for a luxurious river cruise and lessons in the art of flamenco, Spain's most famous dance! Your adventures finish in Granada, where you'll walk the ancient paths of kings at the Alhambra and hike the rugged trails of the Sierra Nevada.

Drive to famous landmarks and visit historic cities in Spain , like Cádiz
Map of Road Trip Through Spain & Portugal - 21 Days
Road Trip Through Spain & Portugal - 21 Days

Hit the road on an unforgettable adventure across Europe's Iberian Peninsula. It begins in Madrid with city tours followed by visits to the historic cities of Toledo, Granada, Seville, and Cádiz. Then you'll leave Spain's Andalusia region and travel to the sun-kissed southern coast of Portugal before turning north and finishing the trip in beautiful Lisbon, Porto, and the Douro Valley.

The city of cities, Barcelona
Map of Barcelona, Granada & Seville - 10 days
Barcelona, Granada & Seville - 10 days

See the cultural highlights of Spain's most captivating cities on this 10-day itinerary, showcasing Barcelona, Granada, and Sevilla. You'll start in Barcelona, fly to Granada, pick up your car rental and drive to Ronda before ending your stay in Sevilla. Along the way, you'll drive through the Andalusian mountains, explore colorful cities, and marvel at ornate Islamic architecture.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
City Highlights Tour: Madrid, Seville, Granada & Barcelona - 9 Days

Explore Spain's lively cities and vibrant culture, starting with a gourmet food tour in Madrid and a flamenco show in Seville. Stop in Córdoba to tour the Mezquita, then discover Granada's most popular site, the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Meander the historic district of Albaicín with a personal photographer before ending the trip in Barcelona by touring the works of Gaudí and enjoying a day trip.

Visit Córdoba's Calahorra tower on your road trip of Andalusia
Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 8 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 8 days

In a little over a week, you can embark on the road trip of a lifetime through Spain. After enjoying a city tour in Madrid, you'll pick up your car and hit the road south to Andalusia, stopping at the ancient Roman city of Córdoba. From there, you'll visit Andalusia's capital of Seville, with its famous Gothic cathedral and Islamic architecture, before the trip culminates in the coastal city of Málaga.

Plaza de España and Seville Skyline
Cities & Culture in Spain: Madrid, Seville & Granada - 9 Days

This nine-day road trip includes stops at some of Spain's most historic locales, including Madrid, Toledo, and the Andalusian cities of Seville and Granada. Celebrate rich Spanish culture as you tour historic Old Towns by foot and bike, all while tasting delicious tapas and enjoying a flamenco show. You'll explore the southern countryside with a tour of an olive oil farm and a hike along Caminito del Rey, and then visit Granada to discover one of the most impressive Moorish palaces in Europe, the Alhambra.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 9 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 9 days

Due to its abundance of natural beauty and historic cities, Spain's southern Andalusia region is perfect for a road trip. This nine-day self-drive adventure begins in Madrid and stops in Toledo, one of Spain's most well-preserved medieval cities. In Andalusia, you'll visit cities like Córdoba and the capital of Seville for tapas tours and visits to Moorish landmarks. 

Watch the sunset over Córdoba's famed Roman bridge
Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 13 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 13 days

Prepare for a memorable road trip through southern Spain, emphasizing many of the nation's highlights. The adventure begins with city tours of Madrid before hitting the road south, stopping in La Mancha and Córdoba before reaching Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region. You'll visit historic Moorish and medieval landmarks, tour authentic tapas bars, and even hike along the side of a gorge near Ronda.

Seville, Madrid, Granada & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Seville, Madrid, Granada & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas
Seville, Madrid, Granada & Málaga: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 11 days is a great length for a Spain trip with stops in Seville, Madrid, Granada, and Málaga. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in six to nine days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Ronda, Barcelona, or Córdoba. Keep reading for more inspiring Seville, Madrid, Granada, and Málaga itineraries.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 13 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 13 Days

You could spend a lifetime traveling through Spain and discovering its secrets, but luckily 13 days is all you need to experience the highlights. This trip begins in Madrid where you'll stroll El Retiro Park, visit the Royal Palace, and see the historic Plaza Mayor, once the heart of Old Spain. You'll then journey down to Andalusia for flamenco shows and a wine tour of the mountaintop city of Ronda before jetting to the Balearic Isles and sunbathing in Mallorca and Menorca.

 Aerial view of The Arc of the Triumph in Barcelona, Spain
Map of Barcelona, Seville, Madrid & Granada: Best Itinerary Ideas
Barcelona, Seville, Madrid & Granada: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 12 days is a great length for a Spain trip, with stops in Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and Granada. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as six to nine days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Ronda, Córdoba, or Málaga. See more ideas for Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and Granada itineraries below.

Explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter after sundown for great photo opportunities
Map of Highlights of Italy & Spain - 14 Days
Highlights of Italy & Spain - 14 Days

This ultimate highlights tour covers the best of both Italy and Spain over the course of two weeks. In Rome, you'll walk in the footsteps of history, visiting landmarks like the Colosseum and Pantheon while indulging in tasty food tours. The adventure continues north to Florence and Venice for trips on the Grand Canal and wine tours in Tuscany before heading to Spain for more culture and delectable cuisine in Barcelona, Madrid, and the southern region of Andalusia.

Drive south to the cliffs and beaches of the Algarve before crossing into Spain
Map of Epic Portugal & Spain Discovery Tour: Iberian Culture, Coastline & Beaches - 21 Days
Epic Portugal & Spain Discovery Tour: Iberian Culture, Coastline & Beaches - 21 Days

Get ready for three weeks of culture, cuisine, and adventure on the Iberian Peninsula. You'll visit all the highlights, beginning with tours in Portugal's northern city of Porto, followed by a road trip south to the capital of Lisbon to explore its famous seven hills. After hiking the coast of Sintra and the Algarve, you'll hop around southern and eastern Spain, from Seville and Granada to Mallorca and Barcelona.

Looking out over the Alhambra in Granada
Map of Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia  - 9 Days
Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia - 9 Days

This nine-day Spanish adventure is perfect for the family that loves to immerse themselves in a new culture—from art, history, and cuisine to architecture and nature. Discover a little of everything as you start with Barcelona's culinary and artistic heritage, heading south to Málaga for snorkeling and thrilling canyon treks. Hike in the Sierra Madre mountains and tour the palaces and gardens of Granada's Alhambra before continuing to Seville to learn flamenco and ceramic tile-making.

Take a tour of the Alhambra while staying Granada on this multicountry trip
Map of Highlights of Italy & Spain - 21 Days
Highlights of Italy & Spain - 21 Days

This three-week adventure traverses Italy and Spain, two countries whose thousands of years of history will leave you awestruck. In Rome, hit all the highlights, from the Colosseum to Vatican City, before heading to the twin pillars of romance known as Venice and Florence. Then, hop over to Spain to discover its rich culture with art, history, and guided food tours in Barcelona, Madrid, and Andalusia.

Enjoy delicious tapas with your family in Spain
Map of Highlights of Spain Family Tour: Madrid, Seville & Granada- 9 Days
Highlights of Spain Family Tour: Madrid, Seville & Granada- 9 Days

This fun-filled family tour of Spain starts in the historic city of Madrid, where you'll stroll the lively Plaza Mayor, relax in Retiro Park, and learn to make traditional paella in a family cooking class. Then, it's off to Seville for a luxurious river cruise and a chance to dance with professional flamenco dancers. The trip ends with visits to Granada's magnificent Alhambra fortress and Generalife Gardens, a walk through the colorful Alcaicería market area, and of course, the city's delicious Spanish tapas!

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Andalusia - 14 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Andalusia - 14 days

In two weeks, you can enjoy a road trip that takes you to some of the most historic and beautiful locales in Spain. It begins in Madrid, and from there, you'll travel south through La Mancha into Andalusia and visit Moorish cities like Granada, Ronda, Córdoba, and Málaga. You'll also enjoy wine and sherry excursions, eat delicious tapas, and even witness a traditional equestrian show.

Spend four days exploring the Balearic island of Menorca by Jeep and catamaran
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Luxury Spain Getaway: Madrid to the Mediterranean - 14 Days

Discover Spain’s showstopping highlights on this luxury two-week tour. You’ll stay in 5-star hotels and restored palaces, joining private guides for cultural tours of Madrid, Granada, and Barcelona. Exclusive experiences include flamenco performances, marzipan workshops, and Michelin-starred dining. Take day trips to Penedès vineyards and the Alpujarras Mountains, then jet to the sun-blessed island of Menorca, where white-sand beaches, catamaran tours, and Jeep safaris await.

See iconic Spanish art forms like flamenco
Map of Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days
Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days

See Spain in luxurious style as you hop from one gorgeous region to another over two weeks. Discover Barcelona and indulge in Catalonia's food and wine before heading to Madrid to experience its history and architecture—capped with dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Then, visit Andalusia for flamenco shows, tours of historic palaces, bike rides in Seville, and a sunset cruise off the coast of Málaga.

Madrid's highlights, like Gran Vía, await
Map of Luxury Journey Through Spain: Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days
Luxury Journey Through Spain: Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days

This two-week cultural deep dive into Spain covers two of its most celebrated destinations: the capital of Madrid and southern Andalusia. In the former, you'll mix food and wine tours with art walks and a hot-air balloon adventure. Then travel south and hit the highlights of the famed Andalusia region, like the Alhambra in Granada, the beaches of the Costa del Sol, and city and food tours of Seville.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 14 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 14 Days

The standard two-week vacation is more than enough time to experience the highlights of Spain. This includes art walks in Madrid, flamenco shows in Seville, wine tours of Andalusia, and all the authentic tapas you can eat. The cherry on this delicious Spanish dessert is a jaunt to the Balearic Isles, where you'll spend a few days lazing on the beaches, hiking the mountains, and sailing the coasts of Menorca and Mallorca. 

Play on the beaches near Málaga
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Southern Spain Family Aventure from Madrid - 10 Days

Experience all the kid-friendly highlights of Spain with this 10-day excursion pairing the royal heritage of Madrid with the unique culture of southern Spain. Kids love trying all the treats (like churros dipped in chocolate), touring iconic sights like the Alhambra, walking in the countryside of Andalusia, and spending an entire day on the beach.

Zahara de la Sierra located in the Sierra de Grazalema, Andalusia, Spain
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Classic Andalusia Self-Drive: Seville, Cádiz, Ronda, Málaga & Granada - 10 Days

Experience the rich history and stunning beauty of Andalusia, Spain's southern region, as you drive through the classic destinations of Seville, Cádiz, Málaga, Granada, and the white villages. This 10-day road trip includes viewing intricate architecture, savoring traditional cuisine, and enjoying scenes of rolling hills and quaint villages dotted with whitewashed homes.

See Barcelona's modernist treasures like Casa Batlló
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Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia - 10 Days

With its rich history, scenic beauty, and world-class cuisine, Spain was built for luxury vacations. See the nation in style with this 10-day tour, beginning with private architecture tours in Barcelona and visits to wineries and olive oil estates. Continue to Madrid for art walks and Michelin-starred dining before traveling south to Andalusia and touring legendary locales like Granada's Alhambra and the Moorish hotbed of food and history that is Seville.

Relax in the courtyard of Córdoba's Mosque-Cathedral
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Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Andalusia - 15 days

It's almost impossible to design a more comprehensive Spanish holiday than this 15-day road trip. Beginning in Madrid, you'll drive south to historic locales like Toledo and La Mancha on your way to Andalusia, where Moorish history and amazing food await. Besides enjoying wine and tapas tours, you'll visit incredible cities like Seville, Granada, Ronda, and Córdoba.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 15 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 15 Days

With a little over two weeks to spare, you can experience the highlights of Spain's major cities while also making time for an island getaway. This 15-day itinerary begins in Madrid with visits to the El Prado Museum and Royal Palace before continuing south to Seville for wine tours, flamenco shows, and visits to Moorish fortresses. The adventure concludes on the rocky coves and white-sand beaches of Menorca and Mallorca, two of the most beautiful islands in the Balearics.

Enjoy a road trip with your family in southern's Spain Andalusia
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Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Málaga, Granada, Seville & More - 10 Days

During this fun, family-friendly 10-day tour, you'll experience the natural beauty of southern Spain and its cultural highlights. Activities like treasure hunts and canyon walks suit families with kids who want a combination of action and downtime. You'll start in Málaga and end in Seville, visiting Ronda, Granada, and Córdoba along the way—all home to a wealth of Spanish culture and history.

View of Madrid at Sunrise
Highlights of Spain, from Barcelona to Andalusia - 16 Days

This tour takes you from the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona to the vibrant streets of Madrid, finishing in the historic region of Andalusia in Spain's south. Along the way, visit the cities of Segovia and Toledo, as well as Ronda and the traditional white villages of Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra, including a hike along the Caminito del Rey. Enjoy a guided visit through the Alhambra in Granada, and ample time to explore Córdoba, Seville, and Cádiz on your own, all while enjoying traditional tapas, local wine, and a flamenco show.

Explore Spain's famous Alhambra in Granada
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Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 11 Days

The opportunities for fun and adventure in a country like Spain are inexhaustible. That said, this itinerary packs as much excitement into 11 days as possible and includes city tours of Madrid and Barcelona as well as visits to multiple locales in Andalusia. In this region, you'll enjoy the tapas and flamenco of Seville, wine tours of Ronda, and visit the famous Alhambra fortress in Granada.

Views of the canyon from atop El Tajo Gorge in Ronda, Spain
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Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 11 days

A road trip is the best way to see the most historical sites in Spain. This 11-day self-drive adventure begins with city tours in Madrid, and then you'll hop in your car and head south to Toledo, once the capital of the nation in the Middle Ages. You'll continue to Andalusia and marvel at the region's Moorish alcázars and royal palaces while also stopping in historic cities like Córdoba.

The Alhambra in Granada Spain
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Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Andalusia - 16 days

This comprehensive 16-day road trip includes all the highlights of Spain's Andalusia region, from the capital of Seville to the Moorish palaces of Granada and even the coastal retreat of Málaga, the birthplace of Pablo Picasso. As an added bonus, you'll also visit La Mancha, an arid plateau region home to great wine and historic villages.

 The village of Ronda in Andalusia, Spain
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Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Granada & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that 12 to 14 days is perfect for a well-paced Spain trip with stops in Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Granada, and Ronda. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 9 to 11 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some of our favorite itinerary extensions include Málaga, Córdoba, or Vejer de la Frontera. See more ideas for Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, Granada, and Ronda itineraries below.

 Ruins of the Roman theater in Málaga's historic city center
Map of Seville, Madrid, Granada, Málaga & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas
Seville, Madrid, Granada, Málaga & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, about two weeks is the perfect amount of time for a Spain trip, with stops in Seville, Madrid, Granada, Málaga, and Ronda. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 11 to 13 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Barcelona, Córdoba, or Valencia. Get inspired with the below Seville, Madrid, Granada, Málaga, and Ronda trip ideas.

Visit the white village of Ronda and cross all three bridges, including the Puente Nuevo
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Discover Madrid & Andalusia: Culture, History & Nature - 11 Days

Culture, history, and culinary delights converge with this 11-day journey through Madrid and southern Spain. Start in the capital with a walking tour, tapas class, and a Prado museum visit. Then, venture south to Andalusia, where a rich mix of Moorish and Jewish history awaits. Explore the best of Seville, admire the Alhambra in Granada, and experience the picturesque beaches of the Costa del Sol near Málaga. Gain even more from your 11-day tour with insightful day trips to Toledo, Córdoba, and Ronda.

Explore the Sierra Nevadas together as a family
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Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia - 11 Days

Discover Spain together with this 11-day family-friendly holiday that combines the cultural and the outdoors to perfection. Begin by touring Barcelona's highlights before heading off horseback riding in Montserrat and kayaking in Málaga. Explore the mountains and monuments of Granada, then stop by Seville for an introduction to flamenco. With bountiful opportunities to experience art, culture, history, and natural beauty hands-on, this itinerary has something to inspire every family member.

The Basílica de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona
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Best of Spain & Portugal: Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon & Andalusia - 21 Days

See the best of Spain and Portugal with a harmonious mix of the "must-sees" and the off-the-beaten-track. Start in Barcelona before continuing to the country's capital, Madrid. From here, catch a short flight up to enchanting Porto for a few nights before making your way down through Lisbon, Évora, and the Alentejo region. Transfer back across the border to Andalusia, the southernmost region of Spain, which is known for its flamenco, bullfighting, tapas, and cultural traditions. 

The White City of Ronda, Spain
Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 12 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 12 Days

With 12 days in Spain, you can visit three of its most famous regions. On walking tours of Madrid, you'll see historic sights like the Royal Palace. Then, you'll travel down to the Andalusia region, making its capital of Seville your home base, before embarking on wine tours around Ronda and visits to historic palaces in Granada. The tour ends in Catalonia, where you'll visit its best neighborhoods and beaches on a cycling tour.

The Alhambra and Generalife, Granada
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Discover the Flavors of Southern Spain - 12 Days

Explore the highlights and flavors of Spain with visits to the cities of Madrid, Granada, Málaga, Cádiz, and Seville on this 12-day trip. You'll enjoy private tours of the historic old towns, visit ancient religious sites, and taste Spain's best culinary offerings. Start the trip in Andalusía to see the Alhambra in Granada, visit Málaga to learn to cook in a traditional finca, and then wrap up the trip in Seville to enjoy a flamenco show.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 16 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & the Balearic Islands - 16 Days

Spain boasts some of the most impressive palaces, cathedrals, and fortresses in Europe. On a 16-day tour, you'll not only see these highlights in unforgettable cities like Madrid and Seville, but you'll also make day trips to historic locales like Toledo and Ronda. As if that's not enough adventure, you'll finish the trip on the coasts of the Balearic Isles, where you'll enjoy sunbathing, horseback riding, and sailing.

Snorkel and kayak in the waters off Málaga
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Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona & Andalusia - 12 Days

With just the right blend of cultural and outdoor activities, this 12-day trip to Spain is perfect for families. Tour Barcelona's inspiring architecture, then ride the funicular to Monserrat's historic cliffside monastery. Kayak and snorkel in La Herradura before hunting for treasure in Málaga. You'll be hiking the Sierra Nevada mountains one moment, exploring Granada the next, and dancing your way through Seville before you know it. Round the trip off with horseback riding along Doñana's wild coastline.

Aerial View of the Alhambra at Sunset
Discover Spain, North to South - 18 Days

Discover the highlights of Spain's cities and nature on this tour, starting in Picos de Europa National Park near Bilbao, and heading into Madrid via the UNESCO city of Segovia with its ancient Roman aqueduct. Visit the region of Andalucía, exploring the cities of Granada, Seville, and Ronda, plus hiking the Caminito del Rey, exploring the white villages, and enjoying an optional beach day. End your trip on the island of Mallorca, discovering its historic inland villages and coastal harbors, as well as its caves, mountains, and wineries.

Alhambra Palace and Fortress, Granada
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Madrid & Andalusia: Seville, Ronda, Granada & Malaga - 14 Days

This is the ultimate two-week tour of Spain for culture and history buffs. The adventure kicks off in Madrid, where you'll have two days to explore the capital's elegant streets and Prado Museum before heading south to the Andalusia region. From here, make several stops between Seville and Málaga while discovering gorgeous architecture and gardens, centuries of Moorish and Roman history, and top-notch cuisine—often with the help of private guides.

Exquisite architecture in Andalusia
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Best of Andalusia: History, Tapas, Wine & Nature - 14 Days

Perfect for those who like to be on the move, this two-week adventure takes you on a number of stops between Seville to Jerez de la Frontera for the ultimate tour of Spain's Andalusia region. Along the route, you'll visit iconic small cities and villages while discovering stunning architecture and gardens, centuries of Moorish and Roman history, and top-notch cuisine—often with the help of private guides.

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Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 13 Days

13 days in Spain is ample time to immerse yourself in its culture. On this adventure, you'll visit three different regions, beginning in Madrid and then heading south to Andalusia, where you'll visit its historic palaces/fortresses and enjoy flamenco music and authentic tapas. You'll also take nature hikes around the mountaintop city of Ronda and close out your tour with cycling tours around the most famous neighborhoods of Barcelona.

See Spanish wonders like the Alhambra as a family
Map of Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Málaga, Granada & Seville - 13 Days
Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Málaga, Granada & Seville - 13 Days

Enjoy the highlights of Spain on this fun-filled family tour, starting in Catalonia's capital city, Barcelona. Here, you'll explore the historic Gothic Quarter, see the whimsical architecture of Gaudí, and ride horses through the lush greenery of Montserrat Natural Park. Then, it's off to the beaches of Málaga for a kayaking excursion and a guided family treasure hunt. Tour the majestic Alhambra fortress in Granada, learn the art of flamenco in Seville, and see perfectly pink flamingoes in Doñana National Park.

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Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days

This comprehensive Spain itinerary packs as many exciting activities and rewarding cultural experiences into 14 days as is possible. It begins in Madrid with visits to the major sights like the Royal Palace and continues south to Seville, known for its flamenco and tapas culture. You'll tour historic Andalusian towns like Córdoba and Granada, hike around the mountaintop city of Ronda, and close out the experience with a cycling and architecture tour of Barcelona.

Sunset Views over Barcelona
Explore the Cities, Islands, and Culture of Spain - 14 Days

This 2-week trip leads you through Spain's major cities while also experiencing unique nature and beaches in the Canary Islands. Explore the historic city centers of Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville with tapas tours, flamenco dancing, bike rides, and sailing excursions. Enjoy a Jeep safari on the slopes of a volcano, go whale watching, and hike the Caminito del Rey trail, plus tour the famous Alhambra and enjoy a sherry tasting in Jerez.

Sunset in Barcelona
Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 21 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 21 Days

Get to know the major regions of Spain with this three-week getaway from north to south. Begin in Barcelona and enjoy an immersion in Catalan culture, followed by a jaunt to the Basque Country to sample world-renowned cuisine. Finally, head to the mountains of Málaga and further south through Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture and home to historic cities like Granada, Córdoba, and Seville.

Visit the incredibly historic Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
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Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 12 days

Enjoy a road trip through Spain that takes you from Madrid to Málaga through Toledo and the three jewels of Andalusia: Córdoba, Seville, and Granada. Beyond the cities, you'll enjoy cultural excursions like sherry wine tastings and horse competitions. And at each destination, you'll meet a private guide who will reveal the hidden treasures of these historic and beautiful locales.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days

If you want to experience every aspect of Spanish culture, this 15-day excursion is for you. You'll enjoy a diverse array of activities that includes sightseeing in major cities, visiting local artisans in Madrid, going on wine tours in Andalusia, attending live flamenco performances, enjoying traditional tapas, and more. The best part is you'll close out the adventure in Barcelona, the beautiful capital of Catalonia.

Views of the Mezquita-Catedral and Puente Romano
Highlights of Madrid & Andalusia - 8 Days

Explore some of Spain's best cities on this eight-day trip to Madrid and the region of Andalusia, starting with private tours of Madrid's historic neighborhoods and its royal past. Board the train to the city of Seville for tapas and flamenco, as well as a day trip to the town of Ronda and a winery. You'll end the trip with Granada for a tour of the famous Alhambra and Generalife Gardens before returning to Madrid.

Take your family on an epic tour of Spain
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Family Fun in Spain: History, Culture & Natural Wonders - 15 Days

This epic 15-day family adventure starts in Barcelona, where you'll tour Gaudí's fantastical creations, get creative with a pottery class, and learn to make a traditional Spanish meal. Head south to the beaches of Málaga for kayaking and snorkeling, then brave the heights of the Caminito del Rey with a family hike. Get lost in the Moorish palaces of Granada, put on a show with a flamenco class in Seville, and end in Madrid for a kid's-eye-view of the capital and ziplining over Toledo's Tagus River.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 16 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 16 Days

A little over two weeks is all you need to visit the highlights of Spain. This 16-day itinerary is a whirlwind of royal palaces and Moorish temples, world-class gastronomy and some of the most beautiful natural landscapes anywhere in the world. The destinations you'll visit cover the map, from Barcelona and Basque Country to Madrid and the stunning cities of Andalusia, like Seville and Granada.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona & the Balearic Islands - 20 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona & the Balearic Islands - 20 Days

With two-thirds of a month free, you can really immerse yourself in Spain. This 20-day itinerary allows you to visit three different regions, including Madrid, Andalusia, and Catalonia. Throughout the adventure, you'll enjoy great food, go on wine tours, take in a flamenco show, marvel at historic Gothic architecture, and even make time for a bit of island-hopping in Menorca and Mallorca. 

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Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 16 Days

Experience the highlights of Spain on a 16-day tour of three distinct regions: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. It begins in the capital, where you'll enjoy art tours and visit Madrid's grand plazas, parks, and the Royal Palace. Then, you'll head south to Andalusia for flamenco performances and wine tours before closing out your epic holiday in the historic neighborhoods and beautiful beaches of Barcelona.

Explore Spain's beautiful beaches and promenades
Map of Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Andalusia & Madrid - 16 Days
Family Fun in Spain: Barcelona, Andalusia & Madrid - 16 Days

Explore the wonders of Spain on this 16-day family tour, which starts in bustling Barcelona. See the whimsical works of Gaudí, ride horses through scenic Montserrat Park, and relax on local beaches. Then, it's off to Málaga for kayaking and snorkeling excursions at La Herradura and an exciting treasure hunt around the city. Visit Granada's impressive Alhambra fortress, don your dancing shoes for flamenco lessons in Seville, and end in Madrid with a visit to the Royal Palace and a wild zipline ride.

Discover the 9th century Alhambra Palace in Granada
Map of Highlights of Central and Southern Spain: Madrid, Seville, & Barcelona - 12 Days
Highlights of Central and Southern Spain: Madrid, Seville, & Barcelona - 12 Days

This complete 12-day itinerary highlights some of Spain's most enchanting cities, featuring Madrid, Sevilla, and Barcelona. Begin in Madrid and explore historic Toledo, working your way into Andalucía and to Sevilla, Córdoba, Arcos de la Frontera, Ronda, and Granada. Fly to Barcelona and discover Gaudí's whimsical architecture, the 1000-year-old abbey in the Montserrat mountains, and the wines of the Penedès region.

Exploring the Balearic Islands
Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 21 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 21 Days

This three-week itinerary delivers everything you could want in a Spanish holiday. It begins in Madrid before moving south to Andalusia, with its Moorish architecture and flamenco flavor. You'll then discover the food and culture of Barcelona, capping the trip in the Balearic Islands, where you'll explore postcard coves and the azure waters off Menorca and Mallorca.

Views of Granada's impressive Alhambra
Map of Culture & History in Spain: Madrid to Andalusia - 21 Days
Culture & History in Spain: Madrid to Andalusia - 21 Days

This three-week tour takes you from Madrid in Central Spain to Cádiz in the south, stopping to enjoy personalized walking tours in cities like Barcelona, Valencia, Málaga, Granada, Córdoba, and Seville. Experience the best of Spain's architecture (like the works of Gaudí in Barcelona), art (like the Picasso Museum in Málaga), and history (like the distinctive cultures of Toledo) while enjoying organic wine tasting, hiking in the scenic karst region, and visiting unique towns in Andalusia.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 17 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 17 Days

This 17-day itinerary has all the makings of an unforgettable Spanish adventure. You'll not only visit the most incredible sights in the most famous cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville, but you'll also make day trips to medieval gems like Ronda and Toledo. On top of taking food tours of local markets and tapas bars, you'll also head to the isles of Mallorca and Menorca for some sailing trips and coastal horseback riding.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 17 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 17 Days

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime. In 17 days you'll experience the highlights of Spain, from Barcelona to Basque Country, Madrid to Andalusia. It's a grand tour that covers all the hallmarks of this incomparable nation, from the legendary food to the beautiful landscapes to the legendary architecture and historic palaces. 

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 18 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 18 Days

To do Spain right what you need is time, and 18 days is the perfect amount to get to the heart of this historic nation. This timeframe allows you to visit the Mediterranean coast and Barcelona, the Atlantic and Basque Country, the capital of Madrid, and finally southern Andalusia. Throughout, you'll stroll some of the most historic streets and marvel at some of the most ancient architecture anywhere in Europe.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 18 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 18 Days

This 18-day Spanish vacation packs in historic sights, gorgeous locales, and some of the best beaches. It begins in Madrid with a tour of its famous plazas and palaces, followed by a jaunt around Andalusia and its most beautiful cities, such as Seville, Ronda, and Grenada. But that's not all—you'll then fly off to Barcelona for Catalan culture in its Gothic Quarter before ending the trip on the postcard Balearic Islands.

Aerial Views of Granada, Spain
Cities & Culture in Spain: Madrid, Seville, Granada & Barcelona - 10 Days

Discover the culture of Spain's cities on this nine-day trip, starting with a tour through Madrid and an evening of flamenco and tapas in Seville. Then, make your way to Granada, passing through the village of Ronda and a winery along the way. You'll explore Granada's famous Alhambra palace and gardens, then fly to Barcelona for a cycling tour of its historic districts and a visit to the sites of Gaudí's.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 19 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 19 Days

19 days is more than enough time to travel the length and breadth of Spain on a tour of the most remarkable locales in the country. This includes not only the capital of Madrid but the sunkissed metropolis of Barcelona, the Basque Country, and the southern Andalusia region. It's on this last leg of the journey that you'll discover some of the country's most historic landmarks that date back to the time of Moorish rule. 

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 19 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 19 Days

The only way to improve on a journey through mainland Spain is to add an island adventure into the mix. Over 19 days you'll immerse yourself in cities like Madrid, Seville, Grenada, and Barcelona, visiting their historic sights and enjoying the regional cuisine. Beyond wine tours, art walks, and flamenco shows, you'll also jet off to the Balearic Islands and sail the sapphire waters of hot spots like Mallorca and Menorca.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 20 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 20 Days

Over 20 days, you'll visit Spain's most beautiful and iconic regions as you spend time on both the Mediterranean and Pacific coasts. The journey begins in the north with stays in the incomparable city of Barcelona as well as the foodie haven of San Sebastián. Heading south, you'll enjoy the highlights of Madrid, followed by a stop in Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture and romantic flamenco melodies.